Ward Miller POU-NY
(Top Gun)
12/23/15 10:10 PM
Time sink!

Russell, the IBM 1401 was first produced in 1959. When production ceased in
1971, 12,000 had been produced. The original forecast was for about 100.

During the early 1960s I managed the development of a bunch of its system
programs -- Autocoder, RPG, IOCS, FORTRAN, COBOL and Sort. It was a
wonderful machine. We used to debug our programs running a 1401 emulator on
the IBM 701 and 704 because there were a lot more of them available at the
time than 1401s.



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